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Since 1984, Craig has been traveling the globe to provide his services as a poet-in-residence, a teacher and workshop leader, a presenter of poetry readings and as a participant in international poetry festivals. Here are just a few past appearances, in addition to which he has provided countless readings and coordinated numerous public poetry events.


2022    Iquique, Chile

Fulbright Professor to Universidad Arturo Prat 

2020   Tetova, North Macedonia  

International Poetry Festival "Ditët e Naimet"  XXIV Edition

2019    Aulla, Italy

Il Canto di Dafne - Premio Internazionale di Arte Letteraria
Lifetime Achievement Award - Premio alla Carriera, Albo d'Oro 


2019    Island of Salamis - near Athens, Greece

Awarded the Alexander the Great Gold Medal for Arts & Letters

from theInternational Cultural Association "The Cafe of Ideas"

Under the Auspices of UNESCO Group of Piraeus & Islands

2019    Korçe, Albania

23rd Annual International Poetry Festival
Netët Korçare të Poezisë - The Korça Nights of Poetry
Awarded Honorary Membership in P.E.N. Albania 

2018    Tartu, Estonia

Tartu International Poetry Festival

2018    Peja, Kosovo

International Literary Meetings "Azem Shkreli"  16th Edition

2016    Mantova, Italy

Festival Internazionale di Poesia Virgilio

2016    Venice, Italy

"La Palabra En El Mundo",
Festival Internazionale di Poesia, X Edizione

2014   Iquique, Chile

Universidad Arturo Prat de Estado de Chile,
Festival and Book Launch for “So Far…So Close:
Contemporary Writers  of Tarapacá and Pennsylvania”


2013    Istanbul, Turkey

P.E.N. International Writers' Event, with Heather H. Thomas

2013   Rosario, Argentina

International Poetry Festival "Semana de las Letras y la Lectura"


2013    San Nicolas, Argentina

Circo Ambulante de Poesia


2012    Sarajevo & Travnik, Bosnia-Herzegovena

VIP - International Poetry Festival “Sarajevo Winter” 


2011    Tetova, Macedonia

International Poetry Festival "Ditët e Naimet"
Awarded Laureateship of Festival


2006    Tetova, Macedonia

International Poetry Festival "Ditët e Naimet" 


2005    Bucharest, Romania

Ovid International Poetry Festival


2004    Zagreb, Croatia

International P.E.N.,  "Literature Live Festival"


2004    Tetova, Macedonia

International Poetry Festival "Ditët e Naimet" 


2004     Medellín & Bogota, Colombia

International Poetry Festival of Medellín


2003     Rosario, Argentina

Rosario International Poetry Festival 


2003     Junin, Argentina

Junin Literary Festival


1999-2004     Druskininkai, Lithuania

International P.E.N. Poetry Autumn Festival


1999    Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian Writers' Union Spring International Poetry Festival


1998     Monesterevan, Ireland

Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry Festival

Fulbright Scholar & Fulbright Commission of Chile:   
Fulbright Professor - Northern Chile, City of Iquique


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation:   
Poetry Consultant to New Jersey High Schools (for 12 yrs)


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts:   
Arts-in-Education Roster Artist (for 27 years)


Very Special Arts, Wilmington DE, USA:   
VSA Delaware Roster Artist (14 years)


Tower Hill School, Wilmington DE, USA:   
Poet-in-Residence (17 years)


The Maret School, Washington DC, USA:   
Poet-in-Residence Lower, Middle, Upper Schools (8 years)

Albright College, Reading PA, USA: 
Part Time Lecturer and Presenter (9 years)

PA Governor's School for Teaching:   

Poetry Consultant, Millersville University

Scuola Secondario di I° Grado Giovanni XXIII, Soncino, Italy:

Visiting Poet-in-Residence

Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Galileo Galilei, Crema, Italy:

Special Programs, Annual Poet-in-Residence

British Council, Milan, Italy:  
Teachers' Development Workshop Leader


Altigimimo H.S., Druskininkai, Lithuania:   
Visiting Poet

Eminescu Nat'l College, Bucharest Romania:   

Visiting Poet


Arlington Humantities Program, Arlington VA:   
Visiting Poet to The Schools


New Jersey Council on the Arts:   
Arts-in-Education Roster Artist

Delaware Division of the Arts:   
Arts-in-Education Roster Artist

Central York High School, York PA, USA:   
Teachers Artists Program - Full Semester Artist-In-Residence


Olean High School, Olean New York, USA:  
Annual Poetry Workshops


Capitol School District, Dover DE, USA:   


St. Joseph Prep School, Germantown PA, USA:   
Visiting Poet

The Hill School of Middleburg VA, USA:   

Visiting Poet


NE Intermediate Unit #19, Scranton PA, USA:   
Living Arts Program - Artist-in-Residence (15 years)


West Perry School & Indian Valley Middle School,
Newport PA, USA:
Residency - Perry Co. Council on the Arts

Marywood University, Scranton PA, USA:  
Poetry Instructor, Creative Writing Summer Camp (3 years)

St. Bonaventure Univ., St. Bonaventure NY, USA:  
Poetry Reading, English Department


Pennsylvania College English Association:   

2015 Conference Panelist and Presenter

Loch Haven Univ., Loch Haven PA, USA:   

EAPSU Conference Speaker


Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA, USA:   

Visiting Poet, English Dept. and Featured Poetry Reading


Marywood University, Scranton PA, USA:   

Visiting Poet


Kutztown University, Kutztown PA, USA:   

Guest Lecturer, English Professional Writing Program


West Chester University, West Chester PA, USA:   

Visiting Poet, Art Department


Penn State University, Reading PA, USA:   

Berks-Lehigh Campus, Visiting Poet


Mansfield University, Mansfield PA, USA:   

Visiting Poet, English Department


Misericordia University, Dallas PA, USA:  

Visiting Poet, English Dept. and Featured Poetry Reading


Cultural Alliance of York, York PA, USA:   
Poet-in-Residence at Children's Home of York, York County Prison, Upper Adams Elem. School, Central York H. S., York Day School


Fairfield Elem. School, New Cumberland PA, USA:   
Digi-Poem, PowerPoint Poem Fusion & Photography Project


Our Lady of Fatima, Wilmington DE, USA:   
Digi-Poem, PowerPoint Poem Fusion & Photography Project


Brookville Elem. School, Brookville PA, USA:   



Goggleworks Community Arts Center, Reading PA, USA:

Poetry Workshops for Afterschool Students


Berks Arts Council, Reading PA, USA:   
Coordinator for Young Authors Festival Workshop for Teachers


Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA, USA:   
Summer Writers Conference for H.S. Students

Plus countless other schools, community centers, shelters, youth organizations, prisons, and universities in the US and abroad.

Grateful acknowledgements to the many organizations 
who support the arts and who have made possible Craig's appearances and poetry projects all over the world. 


Americans for the Arts


Ford Foundation

Poets & Writers

The National Endowment for the Arts



Art Centre Pushkinskaya-10, Russia

Arts Council of Ireland

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Fulbright Commission Chile

Lithuanian Ministry of Education

Lithuanian Writers Union

P.E.N. International (Albania, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania)

S.A.D.E. Buenos Aires

U.S. Cultural Embassy of Lithuania

U.S. Cultural Ministry of Macedonia



Albright College

Berks Arts Council

Delaware Division of the Arts

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Keystone CollegeCabot Oil & GasCountryside

   ConservancyNorth Branch Land Trust (partnership)

MBNA Bank of Delaware

NEIU #19 Living Arts & A.I.E. Program

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Painted Bride Art Center

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Pennsylvania Writing Project

Philadelphia Foundation

Police Athletic League of Greater Berks County

Rockefeller Foundation

United Way of Berks County

Very Special Arts-Delaware


and many PTA/PTOs, community civic and writers organizations

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